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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Hillary Clinton at Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Michigan March 6, 2016

Hillary Clinton campaign raffling off night with the Clooneys

Democratic presidential front-runner, Hillary Clinton, is adding more Hollywood star power to her campaign. The Wrap says Clinton has more Hollywood endorsements “than all the other candidates combined.” Now Tinseltown heavyweight and a long time Democrat, George Clooney, along with his high-powered lawyer wife Amal Clooney, are on board to host fundraisers and a raffle for the former Secretary of State. The Clinton campaign sent out a tweet today about the raffle, which offers winners the opportunity to meet the candidate and the Clooneys... Read More →

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Mustang Mardi Gras at John Muir in Burbank

A BNLP fundraiser to provide much needed instruments for students at John Muir Middle School in Burbank.

The Burbank Neighborhood Leadership Program (BNLP) was established in 2008 with full support of  the Burbank’s City Council. BNLP is a six-month program for adult Burbank residents run by the Parks and Recreation Department’s Connect with your Community Initiative. This grassroots leadership program gives Burbank residents the tools to become leaders at home, work, and in their community. The program goals are to develop leadership, encourage lifelong learning and personal development, and inspire community ambassadors.
We, the BNLP class of 2015, are a team of 8 Burbank residents who want to make a positive difference in our community. One of the program requirements is to complete a community project. Our community project goal is to provide much needed new trumpets and trombones for the John Muir Middle School Band and Orchestra. John Muir is the largest of the three middle schools in the Burbank Unified School District and serves a diverse population of students. The school emphasizes a rigorous academic program and provides outstanding opportunities for students to create and perform. They have award-winning programs in drama, vocal music, instrumental music, and arts.

We want to invite you to participate in our community project and fundraising event:

John Muir Mustang Mardi Gras, Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6-8 pm
1111 N. Kenneth Road, Burbank, CA 91504, Cafeteria
Join us for Food, Fun, and Live Music

For Tickets visit:

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BNLP Wine Tasting Fundraiser

The Burbank Neighborhood Leadership Program Class of 2015 is fundraising to provide trumpets and trombones for a local school’s band and orchestra program. Join us for wine, food and fun at D’Argenzio Wine Tasting Enoteca on Wednesday April 15th from 5:30pm til 9pm. You’ll be done with your taxes so come on out for some vino!

$20 (4 Tastings)
Gourmet Food Truck
Silent Auction

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Family Promise fundraiser at the Autry National Center

Family Promise of the Verdugos, a local nonprofit that assists homeless families, is holding a fundraiser called “Restore the Dream.” Last April, the organization had to temporarily suspend services due to financial concerns. They have a goal of reopening the doors to needy families in early 2015.

The newly appointed interim executive director, J.P. O’ Connor, the board of directors, and the Turn Around Committee for FPV are inviting everyone with a desire to help this cause to the “Restore the Dream” dinner at Autry National Center and western history museum to raise awareness and funds.“We ask the community to join us on the ‘Mother Road’ as we explore the 20th Century western migration of families seeking a better life along Route 66 … and support the journey today as local families are taken from homelessness to sustainable independence with the assistance of Family Promise of the Verdugos,” said J.P. O’Connor in a news release.

Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased up until Nov. 7 by calling 818-599-4090 or by e-mailing .

Since 2010, this chapter of Family Promise has served 76 families — including 111 adults and 143 children — in the east San Fernando Valley are including Burbank, Glendale, North Hollywood and Eagle Rock. The nonprofit provides shelter and food as well as assistance with job development and help locating transitional housing.

A Family Promise Hospitality Network of 26 local congregations – 13 of which host families overnight for a week at a time– is part of this effort to help change the lives of homeless families.

The interfaith, nonsectarian FPV network has a 100% success rate of homeless-to-home transition. The FPV is one of more than 180 affiliates nationwide.


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Burbank YMCA pancake breakfast fundraiser today

 Here’s a chance to help out a good cause and have breakfast as well. The 50th annual Burbank Community YMCA pancake breakfast is today from 7:30-11:30 a.m. at 321 East Magnolia Boulevard. On the menu pancakes, sausage, fruit,  juice, and coffee. The price, $5 per person. Children under 5 eat for free. The fundraiser was launched by the support group, the Burbank YMCA Service Club.  The aim is to raise funds for the Y “particularly the youth and government program,” according to a news release. The Burbank... Read More →

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Burbank Police “Tip A Cop” event at Claim Jumper

Burbank Police “Tip A Cop” event at Claim Jumper in the Media City on Thursday. Burbank police personnel will be on hand at the restaurant to act as celebrity waiters and their tips will go to the Special Olympics. “Tip-A-Cop events are one of the main fundraisers for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which is one of the largest fundraising arms of Special Olympics,” according to the organization’s website. Also, the tips will support sports training and competition for people with developmental... Read More →

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Got talent? Create a mascot for Burbank libraries

Put your thinking caps on? A contest is underway to find a creative mascot for the Burbank libraries. They are looking for a colorful costumed character who will “… champion reading and literacy in the community,” according to a news release. You don’t have much time to come up with an original sketch, drawing or digital image for the Mascot Design Contest. The submissions are due by  5 p.m.  next Friday March 21, 2014 at any of the three Burbank libraries. A prize will be... Read More →

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Box Car City fundraiser in Glendale this weekend

Have you seen the faces of the homeless? They are not just men and women, but children as well. On most nights in the San Fernando Valley, 11,000 children who are homeless, according to Family Promise For East San Fernando Valley, a local network of community and religious organizations. Family Promise helps homeless families find shelter and get a fresh start. This weekend, the non-profit is hosting Box Car City at the Glendale Church of Christ (where I’m a member). The event is designed to raise awareness and funds... Read More →

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President Obama fundraising in the Southland

President Barack Obama is wrapping up a third fundraiser in the Southland today. President Obama arrived at LAX late yesterday and was the main attraction at two campaign events in Beverly Hills last night — attended by Hollywood players, celebs, as well as activists in the LGBT community and their supporters. Gay rights appeared to be a key element of this campaign swing, which included a stop in San Francisco earlier in the day for the president. At a $50,000 a couple dinner affair at the home of... Read More →

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Laughs for a good cause at Flappers on Saturday

Flappers Comedy Club, East Magnolia Boulevard and North First Street, in Downtown Burbank will be the site of  a “healing through laughter” outreach event tomorrow hosted by Counseling4Kids.  Every May the organization “… celebrates the compassionate people who make a difference in the lives of Los Angeles County foster children by serving as foster parents, relative caregivers, advocates, volunteers, and the children themselves by throwing them a party.” By the way, May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. The non-profit organization is hosting... Read More →

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Photo: Terje "Terry" Canavarro/Freelance Photog -- Crowd cheered and waved at President Obama as his motorcade traveled Studio City streets May 10, 2012

President Obama visits Studio City — photos and more

President Barack Obama boarded Air Force One at LAX  this morning, headed for Reno, Nevada. Obama’s visit to the Southland was brief, but lucrative. Last night, the president was the main attraction at a posh dinner party at the Studio City home of actor George Clooney, which reportedly raised $15 million for his re-election bid — the most ever for a campaign fundraiser. Local freelance photographer Terje “Terry” Canavarro got pictures of  the presidential motorcade arriving in Studio City around 7 p.m. last night.  Terry shot his photos from... Read More →

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Photo: Pete Souza/White House -- President Obama spoke on the economy at the State University of New York in Albany, N.Y. May 8, 2012

President Obama coming to the Valley tomorrow

President Barack Obama is due to arrive in the Southland tomorrow and is expected to attend a major star-studded re-election fundraiser in Studio City. It’s sort of a house party at the palatial pad of actor George Clooney. The sold-out affair is shaping up to be a biggie with a number of major Hollywood players throwing down serious bucks to get on the guest list. The cost; as high as $40,000 per person, according to The Wrap. However, one lucky contest winner gets two free guest passes to... Read More →

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Family Night of Magic

A night of magic in Burbank

A magical night for a good cause is set for this Saturday, March 10, 7-8:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Burbank at 521 East Olive Avenue. The event is a fundraiser for the children’s ministries to help provide scholarships for summer camp. Director of communications and female student ministries, Carly Jones, says, “Our dream would be to raise $15,000 total for this year’s summer camps. We will be taking Middle Schoolers to camp at Forest Home Ojai Valley ( We will be taking High Schoolers... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- City Council candidate Bob Frutos gave his pitch to a high-powered crowd at a fundraiser in Burbank March 23, 2011

Burbank campaign news: One week to the General Election

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 — As of today four thousand ballots have been received at City Hall, according to Burbank City Clerk, Margarita Campos. The Burbank General Election is just around the corner — on Tuesday, April 12. In the primary a few weeks ago, I dropped my ballot off at City Hall on Election Day. This time, I decided to handle my mail-in ballot differently. My mail-in ballot was little ragged when I retrieved it from my mailbox late last month. Chalk up another negative for this controversial mail-in... Read More →

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